Spanish Ranch, California

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Spanish Ranch
Unincorporated community
Spanish Ranch is located in California
Spanish Ranch
Spanish Ranch
Spanish Ranch is located in the US
Spanish Ranch
Spanish Ranch
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°57′03″N 121°03′26″W / 39.95083°N 121.05722°W / 39.95083; -121.05722Coordinates: 39°57′03″N 121°03′26″W / 39.95083°N 121.05722°W / 39.95083; -121.05722
Country  United States
State  California
County Plumas County
Elevation[1] 3,668 ft (1,118 m)
Reference no. 481

Spanish Ranch is an unincorporated community in Plumas County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 3668 feet (1118 m).[1] Spanish Ranch is located 1.25 miles (2.0 km)north- northeast of Meadow Valley.[2]

The place was established by two Mexicans in 1850, and it developed into a distribution center for the numerous mining camps nearby.[2] The Spanish Ranch post office operated from 1861 to 1913.[2] The site is now registered as California Historical Landmark #481.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Spanish Ranch, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 420. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ "Spanish Ranch". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-11.